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Address: Sannomiya / Motomachi, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-321-3851

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a visit to 生田神社

We dropped by the shrine as we walked from the Kitano area back to Sannomiya station. It is not as conspicuous as it site at the end of Ikuta road lined by malls, restaurants and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visit Ikuta Shrine every time I come to Japan, and each time I'm reminded that no matter how much I love the city of Kobe, this shrine is a welcome retreat in the center of a very active metropolis. The architecture is amazing, the miko-san (shrine maidens) are very polite and helpful, the charms they sell are attractive and... More 

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Singapore
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74 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We dropped by the shrine as we walked from the Kitano area back to Sannomiya station. It is not as conspicuous as it site at the end of Ikuta road lined by malls, restaurants and shops, a little out of the main road. However the entrance (Romon) is rather unique and elaborated red so you can’t miss it. Ikuta Shrine... More 

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Ashiya, Japan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

International travellers will be impressed by the traditional shrine architecture and vivid colours surrounded by a vibrant urban scene.

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Mumbai, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is right in the middle of the city but a little out of the way crossing all the shops on the street. somewhere at the corner is this temple situated, one of the famous shrines in Kobe. The entrace is like all Japanses shrines and so peaceful. we visited pretty early in the morning, its worthwhile to visit there... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It seems out of place, at the end of a road lined by malls, restaurants and shops, until one remembers that the shrine was probably there before the commercial establishments were put up. It is easy to find and truly just walking distance from the Sannomiya station. The walls and the trees do a wonderful job of keeping the sound... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ikuta Shrine located near Sannomiya and Kobe. I was here when Spring Season, and Ikuta Shrine looks beautiful because surrounded by Sakura :)

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dublin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A great example of the classic Japanese temple/shrine we come to Japan to see, right in the heart of the city and so no excuses not to visit, even for a short time.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great local shrine in middle of Kobe. Easy to find. Can take some great photos here. Surrounded by undercover and open shopping streets and restaurants. Spend half an hour for the peace and quiet. Very clean and tidy. One of the nicest shrines I've visited. Closed at about 5 pm.

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Kansas City, MO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a must see and a must take photos. There is no admission fee to visit. It is located just north of Sannomiya on Ikuta Road.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A very pretty Shrine along Ikuta Road. Quite easy to find as there is a big signboard saying IKUTA ROAD :) Took lots of sakura pictures here! near to the shopping places just behind the Sannomiya Station, lots of Kobe beef places around here too and there is a Tokyu Hands nearby as well :)

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